Miranda Harcourt, Dramaturg in Lion

Miranda has spent the last 10 years developing fast effective rehearsal and on-set tools to help actors and directors create connected relationships and achieve great outcomes. She has worked with directors including Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Gabor Csupo, Morten Tyldum, Woo Ping Wuen, Gaylene Preston, Stuart McKenzie and Garth Davis, and actors including Nicole Kidman, with whom she worked on the award-wining play Photograph 51.

Miranda’s training was initially as an actor at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. She then studied drama-therapy in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama and is acknowledged as being amongst the pioneers of verbatim theatre internationally.

Miranda is also a writer and director of film and theatre and was awarded the ONZM for services to theatre and the community.